• Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration: Flexible
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On the outskirts of Vegas, once the neon lights fade and the sound of traffic is replaced by the rush of the wind, the Valley of Fire is a geologic wonder that’s best explored on two feet. On this Valley of Fire hiking excursion, marvel at Native American petroglyphs that are believed to be 3,000 years old, and enjoy the multihued desert scenery in Nevada’s oldest state park. You’ll also pass Lake Mead and the Moapa Indian Reservation. This small group tour lasts either 4, 5, or 6 hours — depending on the difficulty of hike you choose.

Highlights

  • Hiking tour of Valley of Fire State Park from Las Vegas
  • Choose an easy, moderate or difficult guided hike among the red rock formations and petroglyphs in Valley of Fire State Park
  • Tour the Valley of Fire State Park visitor center and shop for duty-free products at the Moapa River Indian Reservation
  • Keep your energy up with complimentary snacks and water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people for a more intimate, interactive experience

What You Can Expect

Valley of Fire Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

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Depending upon which option you choose, this Valley of Fire hiking tour either leaves Las Vegas at sunrise, or later in the day in the late morning or early afternoon. Once you meet with the rest of your group, which won’t exceed 13 people, you’ll leave the lights of Vegas behind and begin to commune with nature, as your travel 55 miles (89km) out into the wide open desert. 

Along the drive, you’ll pass the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as well as Nellis Air Force Base, and if you’re so inclined, you can also make a stop at the Moapa Indian Reservation to pick up some fireworks, liquor or cigarettes that are completely duty free. Not far from the entrance of the park, you’ll be able to see the shimmering waters of Lake Mead out in the distance, which is America’s largest man-made lake and a marvel of modern engineering.

When you enter the Valley of Fire State Park, your guide will explain the area’s history as well as its fascinating geology, and lead you to the trail head of whichever hike you’ve chosen from the options below. Over the course of the trek through the park, learn about the erosion and seismic fault lines that have created the rugged terrain, all while surrounded by a surreal landscape of enormous, deeply red rocks. For thousands of years, Native American-Indian tribes have lived and survived in this landscape, and your guide will offer some fascinating insight to their legends, history, and myths, as well as point out some ancient petroglyphs that have been here for 3,000 years. 

Water and snacks are provided for the hike, and once you’ve conquered the dusty trail and soaked up the epic beauty, you’ll have the chance to explore the Valley of Fire official visitors center, where informative placards provide even more educational background on the park. On the hour-long car ride back to Las Vegas, rest your legs and watch the scene slowly change outside the window, as the windswept desert slowly gives to the glitz, glamor and lights. 

Easy Hike:This option is the perfect choice for families and travelers of all ages and fitness levels who can complete a 2-hour hike. On this easy stroll, it’s still possible to see a number of ancient petroglyphs. 

Moderate Hike:Even though this hike is at a leisurely pace, it still requires a decent degree of fitness for scrambling across boulders, plateaus, and peaks amidst the reddish brown rocks.

Difficult Hike:This strenuous option is for avid outdoorsmen in search of the park’s best views, and is much more difficult than the easier two hikes—given the level of terrain.

Customer Reviews

Susan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Dan was awesome..... I still talk about this hike, seeing the bighorn sheep, petroglyphs, learning about the area all Amazing!!!!
Would recommend this to everyone who enjoys the outdoors, wildlife, fresh air and beautiful scenery.

sharonliao.ca

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This trip with Love Hikes was the BEST ever! John who guided me and this one other person was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. He knew the hike trails extremely well and ensured we got our monies worth. It was a 2 hour hike which was wonderful. I had so much fun that I wished it was 3 hours! In all it was a memorable experience from the scenery to the experience from the get go! Highly recommend them! Will definitely do this again if I am ever back in Vegas. I did the moderate level btw.

Gail M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

My guides Jon and Sarah were awesome! I learned about the history and ecology of the area, what wildlife makes their home their, and accessed points I never dreamed I would be capable of. Highly recommended for active travellers

Helen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our guide Chad took me and my two kids age 8 and 9 on an amazing off trail hike in the park. The moderate level hike is fun and challenging. We had a great time climbing the rocks and boulders. We saw big horn sheep. Chad is knowledgeable about the terrain, plants, animals and all different kinds of animal footprints. Some places are tricky and challenging for us and I am grateful that Chad kept us safe throughout. He can tell you exactly where to put your foot or hold on to at tricky spots. You will never be able to do a hike like this without a good guide. If you or your kids are relatively new to hiking, the easy hike will be the option for you. If want some challenge and are comfortable with heights, the moderate level would be fun. Make sure to wear good hiking boots.

Juan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was the first nature hike I have taken. Love Hikes provided a great experience. Pick-up from the hotel was on time. John, the guide, is very knowledgeable about both the Las Vegas and specifically the Valley of Fire area. I highly recommend this tour and this fine company.

Janelle A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

John took our small group on an adventurous 2.5 mike hike near White Domes! He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, patient, and kept us safe throughout. We had a blast! We all agreed that when we come back to Vegas, we will do another hike with this company and request John as our guide!!!

Janet

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Valley of Fire is an amazing park! Even though it is a public park about 60 mins from Las Vegas, hiking w/ LoveHikes tour guide John made it so much more special. As a fairly new hiker, I picked the moderate hike for a bit of a morning workout. John was on time in pick-up, very knowledgeable about the park's flora and fauna we saw Big Horn sheep grazing, and took us off the regular path to explore. It was a great way to start the day!

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